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    September 22, 2010
    11:00 - 11:30am PDT  

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tens of thousands of california children could lose the chance of getting healthcare coverage. >> insurers getting around federal law as part of president obama's healthcare reform. >> cheryl and kristen, with the rising problems in healthcare, president obama's new law is aimed to protect americans and
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families but it could backfire and short change the children. >> just a couple of hours ago, the president held a backyard event at a virginia home, there to reintroduce and generate support for the affordable care act, a bill he signed six months ago. the law which officially effect tomorrow allows young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to the age of 26. insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick unless it's a case of fraud. insurers must cover presenttive services such as mammograms and col colon -- colonoscopies. insures can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in healthcare, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance
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company, that you're getting what you pay for. >> one provision in the new law has major insurance companies in california taking drastic measures. anthem blue cross and aetna say they have decided to stop selling children-only policies rather than comply with the law which bars them from rejecting youngster aware preexisting conditions. published reports say that could affect nearly 80,000 children in california currently without insurance. insurers disagree their actions will have a massive impact saying they sell relatively few child-only policies. but if they complied with the law, it would create huge and unexpected costs for them. support for the new law has declined across the nation. as say result honor democratic lawmakers have largely avoided the subject in their re-election campaigns. republicans are seizing the opportunity. >> congressman joe sestak voted for the washington healthcare takeover. >> for california insurance companies who decide to abandon
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child-only policies, the consequences could be severe. a bill awaiting governor schwarzenegger's significant would bar such companies who sell insurance in the lucrative individual market for five years. the governor reportedly has not taken a position yet. cheryl? >> all right, jenelle, thanks very much. in san jose two agencies are investigating whether a police officer committed a crime. this is after he confronted a 15-year-old boy who had sex with the officer's 14-year-old stepdaughter. theresa garcia joins us now from san jose. the motorcycle officer pretented to arrest the boy. >> yes. if pretended is the word. all the parents were clearly upset to find out the two teens had had consensual sex but there is disagreement how it was handled. the officer's attorney say he never pretended to arrest the boy and certainly that the officer was invited to use scared straight tactics and that there was no objection at the time to the election or the handcuffing. >> from what i understand, the
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parents, the family did not consent to this in any way. >> cop watch says the parents of a 15 year sold boy never agreed to have their neighbor, a san jose motorcycle officer, use scare straight tactics on their son. the cop watch organization helps the parents file a misconduct complaint with san jose police internal affairs claiming the officer abused his authority when he found out the 15-year-old boy had had sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. >> i think he was an upset father and i can almost understand his reaction. but to use his law enforcement authority was absolutely out of line. >> the parents say that last month the officer pulled up to their house in full uniform after his shift ended, berated and warned the boy to stay away from his stepdaughter and then handcuffed and told him he could face sexual assault charges. later the officer unlocked the cuffs telling the boy's parents he just wanted to scare him. the police department says it currently has no policy prohibiting officers from investigating or becoming involved in a case where they know the parties.
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>> if there's a violation committed, and the officer believes there's a violation committed, we are within our rights. but, of course, in this case i can't comment to specifics, whether he was within his rights. because it's an open investigation. >> in order to protect the identity of the minors involved, abc 7 is choosing not to name the officer who is on paid administrative leave at this time. but the santa clara county district attorney's office has confirmed it's investigating whether he committed criminal false imprisonment. >> i think at a minimum he should be fired. that's up to the district attorney's office. but i think at a minimum, it will set a great example. >> now, the boy's stepfather recorded some of the incident. again, that's not being shown to protect the identity of the minors there. after the parents complained to the police department, a detective interviewed the boy and then he cited him and the officer's daughter for a misdemeanor of unlawful consensual sex with a minor.
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live in san jose, theresa garcia, abc 7 news. >> theresa, thanks very much. the richmond dna lab today identified the remains of two of three victims still missing after the deadly san bruno gas line explosion. two have been missing since the explosion happened september 9th. the family had announced their deaths last week. but today is the first time the remains have been officially identified. officials say a third member of the family is still officially considered missing. >> some east bay college students experienced extra stress on this first day back at school after a gas main break. it happened in east bay in hayward when construction crews dug into a gas line. cecilia vega joins us live from the with what happened. cecilia? >> not much was affected at all by this gas leak. the rupture happened near these buildings behind me here. authorities just repaired the leak within the last 15 minutes
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or so so everything is definitely back to normal now. firefighters were here on the scene. pg&e crews were also out here working to repair this 2 inch gas line that runs through the southern edge of campus. this was reported before 8:00 this morning. authorities say it was likely ruptured by construction crews working on the new recreation and wellness center that's scheduled to open later this fall. now, the ruptured gas line is located near campus apartments. but there was no evacuation of any kind ordered. the wind blew gas it seems in the opposite direction of the dorm building. most of the students voluntarily left that building to attend class. >> the classrooms don't seem to be impacted at all for today being the first day of school since the gas is taken away with the prevailing winds. it's taken away from the campus. everything is basically normal here. >> i understand from campus authorities that they've shut gas to the campus but there have been no evacuations here on campus. >> now, hayward firefighters told us that they did receive
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reports of a smell of gas reported from surrounding neighborhoods. they went into those neighborhoods. they did a couple of door knocks just to tell people that they had nothing to worry about. of course, all of this comes with people around the bay area still on edge over what happened in san bruno. reporting in hayward, cecilia vega. >> thank you. in southern california, eight current and former officials from the city of belle are expected to make their first appearance in court today to face corruption charges. the former city manager and six current and former city officials face charges of misappropriating more than $5 million in public funds. at city hall, residents gathered to celebrate those arrests yesterday. the district attorney claims the officials used taxpayer funds as their own personal piggy banks. the former city manager robert rizzo it being labelled as the ringleader of the scandal. he was paid nearly $800,000 a year. meantime today the city was
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found to be mismanaged more than $50 million in bond money. >> clorox plans to shift jobs to a new site in pleasanton. as many as 700 jobs to move to the pleasanton campus by the ends of next year. that's more than half the current staff in oakland. the new location will hold clorox's research and development operations. >> still ahead, a very unwelcome title for the bay area's biggest city. the worst roads in the nation. >> but first lawmakers grilling the owners of two egg companies at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak. a bay area woman who got sick tells her story to congress. >> a war over the war. detailing big fights from the obama administration's policy in afghanistan.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. a white house official says the new bob woodward book called "obama's war" does not show anything new about the strategy in afghanistan. shouldn't be surprised about the war strategy. john hendron reports. >> the book hit like a bombshell. >> what i think is striking is that obama places politics at a pretty high premium in deliberations about iraq. >> bob woodward's new book portrays president obama seeking
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a way out of afghanistan saying i want an exit strategy. he says he pressed top advisers. when he didn't get terms, he drew one up himself saying he couldn't lose democratic party support for the war. >> he promised change. it really isn't all that different from the politics of previous white house. >> the book also says richard holbrook, the president's envoy to afghanistan, said of the surge it can't work. holbrook called the most egotistical bastard i've ever met. disliked talking to david axelrod calling him a complete spin doctor. >> how the president has really handled both wars in afghanistan as well as iraq and show how he has led on these two issues. i don't think it's going to distract democratic candidates. >> woodward reports karzai has
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been diagnosed as manic-depressive and treated with medication. >> the book isn't even out and the white house already responded making them look strategic and decisive. >> a santa cruz county woman is on capitol hill testifying about the salmonella contamination from eggs that made some 1600 people sick. sarah lewis appeared before the house energy and commerce subcommittee. she became sick last may and spent nearly a week in the hospital losing some 30 pounds since then. lewis' family runs a butcher shop in freedom. she's apolicied by the conditions of two iowa farms that produced the eggs seen in the photograph at the hearing. >> when i show pictures to people of our facility, they're amazed how clean it is and how we give tours of the whole place. we're not afraid to show people around. we don't have anything that is appalling as this. >> one owner at the hearing now is citing the fifth amendment
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and declining to testify right now. the other owner, owner of wright county farms claims he was horrified by the outbreak and apologized but not before he was interrupted by protestors. >> ahead, mike nicco's forecast. >> hopefully won't see protestors with this weather coming our way. finally getting summer. i know fall starts 8:09 but that's a running joke all week. clear air over the bay right now. temperatures 15 to 20 degrees warmer over the weekend. i'll show you when and where. >> mike, thanks. a car accident leaves behind quite a big watery mess. i should say not watery but quite the mess in an east bay store. >> kfc is looking to recruit college
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evaluated. she is expected to be okay and nobody else was inside at the time of the crash. >> a new survey says some of the worst roads in the nation are right here in the bay area. the national transportation research group called trip says 64% of the roads in san jose are riddled with bumps and potholes. that's enough to top the list for the worst roads in the nation. los angeles comes in second followed by honolulu. concord, new hampshire, is 4th and san francisco oakland are fifth. the study counted them as one metropolitan area. >> meteorologist mike nicco says summer's here! >> kind of jerky with the forecast. asking about earthquakes. earth is always moving here. how much it has to do with the lack of -- >> you should go to the usgs. the roads made it bumpy, the sailing smooth. >> you need patience to get to the ocean, lake because probably everybody is going to be going there. let's take a look outside, show you what's going on.
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today a beautiful picture from sky 7 hd, two of the three cruise ships that are here in san francisco. off in the distance. they're going to be enjoying some warm weather. we're going to zoom out to look at the screen, the third one, the norwegian pearl, actually gorgeous. hopefully they'll spend a lot of money. maybe not buying sweatshirts. it's going to be so warm the next couple days. you can sit and watch this shot. i wish we could frame that. 59 san francisco, half moon bay, los gatos. low to mid-50s the rest of us. it's those fall breezes keeping our temperatures well lie average. a 10 to 15 mph breeze, up to 25 over the open water. upper 60s monterey, bay and inland gilroy. those cool breeze with the sunshine today. partly cloudy, even cooler than it was this morning.
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then a warm to hot weekend from the coast all the way to our inland neighborhoods. for today, well below average. oakland 5 degrees, santa rosa 7. san jose 9. this area of high pressure drew in some of that colder air. we're in the bottom of the trough right now so we're dealing with the coldest of the air. once this starts to move away tonight and tomorrow, this high pressure will start moving towards the bay and that will bring us the warming trend, the temperatures that could be 15 to 20 degrees warmer than average this weekend. for now though, sunshine, low to mid-70s from 70 sunnyvale, 73 los gatos, 71 san jose. on the peninsula, upper 60s. millbrae a little breezy. breezy along the coast with 60 degree temperatures even with sunshine. downtown south san francisco, sausalito mid-60s. low to mid-70s through the north bay valleys with near 60 your sunny beaches. throughout the east bay shore, fremont 70. low to mid-70s the east bay
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valley. also morgan hill, gilroy. mid to upper 60s the monterey bay. what a great day for a game. a little breezy but sunny, 12:35 at the coliseum. 63 warming up to about 68. check out these cool temperatures ins north bay. when the winds calm, mid to upper 40s. cloverdale, low to mid-50s the rest of us. take a look at these temperatures. 4 to 8 degrees warmer. tomorrow another 6 to 8 degree jump on friday, another 2 to 4 degree jump saturday. the temperatures peak pretty much saturday, sunday and monday with mid, i'm thinking upper 90s inland with upper 80s to near 90 around the bay. mid-70s at the coast but a few isolated 80s will hit the coast this weekend, also. >> the indian summer. thanks, mike. >> the a. c. transit board of directors it going to meet tonight to consider cutting service to save money. the agency is proposing to cut night and weekend bus service to
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reduce a projected $56 million deficit. the system would save $13.5 million for those proposed cuts. overnight service would be reduced to just two lines. more than half the weekend service would be cut out. representing drivers points out that a. c. transit has already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal fees trying to avoid court-ordered contract arbitration. >> kfc wants to turn college women into human billboards. they want them to wear these sweat pants that say double down in the rear. that's the name of their bunless sandwich featuring two pieces of fried chicken. the sandwich was introduced earlier this year. trying to market to young men. really! the women get $500 and kfc gift certificates. gonna help kfc's bottom line. >> not touching that line at all. all. up next, the first
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today on oprah at 4:00, meet the woman held hostage in columbia six years. searching for the rubble in san bruno. today the final day for residents to return to the scene for demolition and cleanup begins. and new research uncovers more about the role milk can play in helping dieters lose weight. those stories and more later today at 5:00. >> david hasselhoff is hanging up his dancing shoes. he became the first contestant to be booted off this season's "dancing with the stars." the dancing had nothing good to say about his cha cha. bruno called it a potpourri of insanity titled dance. >> he did the show because his
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daughters are big fans. >> tell your kids, you gotta practice a little more. >> more practice, right? practice makes perfect. >> all right! with our weather, oh boy, things are changing, mike. >> put a lot of sunscreen on this weekend. >> and
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